5 and 6.0 were dogs, but 6.1 and later were much,
much better. As noted by others, Netscape 7 is out
now, and it's quite good. (It's what I'm using to
write this message.)
You do have a choice about what bits you want to
install, so I'm not sure what hsavage was referring
to when he said you didn't have a choice. It can be
a big installation if you install everything. I have
DSL, so the installation of the full package -- all
the stuff -- went pretty quickly. The download took
under ten minutes. I've installed NS7 on at least
five machines, and in all cases the installation was
pretty painless, and that was downloading everything
anew each time. It hsould be noted, however, that
there appear to be times when their download servers
hang; maybe that's the cause of the slow times he
was talking about. I've tried many incarnations of
Mozilla -- basically every version for the past year
-- and I don't think it's as stable as Netscape.
All this said, my primary browser is still Opera.
> > Wayland Fowler wrote:
> > Hi group,
> > A while back I remember a lot of discussion about Netscape upgrades,
> > seems like no one liked version 5. How about version 6.1, is it worthy
> > of an upgrade?
> > Wayland
> Haven't spent too much time on Netscape lately. I did download and
> install NS7 and it lasted about half a day. Didn't really like it, and
> there is too much overhead, that is, files you must install. The full
> version, if I recall correctly was over 20 odd megabytes, the full
> install of Mozilla is under 12 megabytes. AIM for example, I don't use
> it but it gets installed anyway, no choice. I should be more clear, I
> removed it the same day it was installed.
> I guess I've been spoiled by the Mozilla betas. I've been using them
> for several months and if they ever get to a final release to sell I'll
> probably buy it. If you install the jazzed up tabbed interface I think
> you'll like it also.
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